Saturday, 30 January 2016
Saturday, 23 January 2016
hen Greil Marcus wrote about Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music in his book Invisible Republic, he coined the phrase “the old, weird America”. The 1930s dustbowl contained rich soil for nurturing strange characters. An entire strata of Americana exists, miles from the top-hat-and-tails stories peddled by Hollywood. Nuts! is a ridiculously enjoyable gem of a documentary about a great historical footnote, John Romulus Brinkley, a rags-to-riches-and-back-again huckster who peddled an impotence cure involving goat testicles and became one of the most ubiquitous broadcasters in the early days of radio. Mixing droll animation, stock footage and a restrained number of talking head interviews, the director Penny Lane’s biography has all the whimsy of a tall tale, until a late change in tone surprises with genuine emotion. Nuts! is really a kick.
Brinkley, so his self-financed hagiography tells us, was rejected by top medical schools because he couldn’t afford shoes, but worked his way into a physician’s office (diploma in hand from the shady Kansas City Eclectic Medical University) in the sleepy town of Milford, Kansas. (Don’t look for Milford now, it was flooded to -read more -http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jan/23/nuts-review-animated-documentary-john-romulus-brinkley-goat-testicles
Saturday, 16 January 2016
The weirdest star in the cosmos just got a lot weirder. And yes, it might be aliens.
Saturday, 9 January 2016
What kind of universe do we live in? Dutch physicist Ronald Hanson has provided perhaps the best answer to date — and Albert Einstein wouldn't like it.
The question revolves around a phenomenon called quantum entanglement, which predicts that changing one particle instantaneously changes the other — even if they are on opposite sides of the galaxy, 100,000 light-read more -http://www.space.com/31562-weird-universe-revealed-in-quantum-entanglement-breakthrough.html
Saturday, 2 January 2016
As you may have noticed, the entire world has been experiencing some bizarre weather, ranging from soaring temperatures in the Arctic and intense El Niño-driven downpours that have one river in Argentina cresting at 46 feet above normal. But if that’s not quite weird enough for you, here’s something even more bizarre phenomenon: a lake in Maine with waves of what appear to be snowballs. David Allen, a land art and sculpture artist with Stone Point Studio, spotted of the strange tides crashing into the shore of Lake Sebago in Maine and posted a video that has created a sensation on the Internet. NEWS: 10 Things We Learned About the Earth in 2015 On the studio’s Facebook page, Allen said that he shot the video from the town beach, on the northwest side of the lake. The area had experienced unseasonably warm weather, followed by a sudden cold snap and a snow and sleet storm, he wrote. Though there wasn’t any surface ice on the lake at the time, the waves were filled with snowballs.READ MORE AND SEE GALLERY-http://news.discovery.com/earth/weather-extreme-events/weird-snowball-waves-seen-in-lake-160101.htm